Shopping Rendezvous – Famous shopping destinations of India
If you are a hardcore shopaholic and love to splurge on attractive merchandizes, then India is exactly the place that will satiate you with instant gratification. With its cutting-edge fashion, quirky alternatives and ethnic masterpieces, this multifaceted country offers ample opportunities for travellers who just love to shop. Meandering through some incredible shopping venues, feast your eyes on a remarkable array of exquisite jewelry, indigenous textiles, dazzling handicrafts and authentic furnishings.
From mid-priced stores to designer boutiques and vibrant bazaars to sophisticated malls, flip through some of the most amazing shopping destinations that are assembled to suit your taste and preferences:
Shopping is not always an expensive venture. Hit the streets of Colaba Causeway and Hill Road in Mumbai and you will be awed by a seamless array of products that will suit every budget. This shopping Mecca is not only a financial capital but also a fashion capital. No shopping trip is complete without a visit to the streets of Dadar and Gandhi Market, to pick up some beautiful dress materials, saris, lehengas and artificial jewelleries. Visit the streets of Chandini Chowk and Lajpat Nagar in Delhi and have fun browsing through an extensive collection of stunning attires, indo-western jewelleries and fancy chappals. This is where you can literally shop ‘till you drop’. While you are shopping, grab a quick taste of the native beverages and delectable cuisines as well. And last but not the least; take home all your specialties at a great bargain.
An exciting place for the whole family to shop; malls offer an unmatched experience of shopping with the perfect blend of entertainment. Away from all the chaos of the market place, it’s where you can relish the exuberant combination of food joints, multiplexes, mid-price fashion stores as well as fine global brands, all under one roof. Renowned as Asia’s biggest shopping mall, the Lulu Shopping Mall in Cochin prides itself with a collection of some of the top selling brands, an ice skating rink, numerous speciality restaurants and a 12-lane bowling alley. It’s a one stop shop that takes shopping to a whole new dimension. Featuring the ‘crème de la crème’ of ‘haute couture’, astute fashionistas can devour high-end fashion of the chic designer boutiques at the famous Orion Mall in Bangalore. It’s not only about the expensive merchandise; these malls embody several reasonably priced products as well.
A Taste of Authenticity
A treasure trove of vintage delights, India is where you can get your hands on a diverse collection of merchandises that differ from state to state reflecting the authenticity and flavors of that region. The traditional ghaghra- cholis of Gujarat, kolhapuri chappals of Maharashtra, the ornate pearls of Hyderabad and the sandalwood handicrafts of Mysore are a treat for the shopping enthusiasts. If jewelleries is what you adore, than traverse to the land of the Royalties and pamper yourself with the lavishness of precious gem stones, gold and silver found at Jauhari Bazaar and Gem Palace. From the ‘jutis’ or ‘mojaris’ to the embroidered pashmina shawls, bedspreads and pillowcases, Jaipur showcases a quaint elegance and ethnicity at every turn. Whether you are looking for antiques, clothing, fashion accessories, delicious food or attractive souvenirs, there is something here for everyone.
Looking for some funky accessories to complete your beachy ensemble? Explore the beachside shopping precincts that are heaped with modern clothes, junk jewellery, antiques and artifacts. Adorn yourself with colourfully beaded earrings and necklaces, mirrored accessories and embroidered fabrics from the Anjuna Flea market of Goa. Tantalize your taste-buds with cashews, Feni, Goan sausages and homemade Bebinca at the Mapusa street market. The alleyway of Arpora during the Saturday night bazaar is a great place to find colourful and leather sandals. Indulge in window shopping and easily while away the hour browsing through the exquisite and fancy apparels at these shopping archives. Take home a heart-warming gift for your loved one or treat yourself with a special souvenir as a remembrance of your beachy retreat.
From traditional Indian jewellery to other pretty knick knacks, these ultimate shopping destinations are perfect for travellers who love to shop while vacationing.
And if you wish to shop, dine and stay all in one place, then there are a wide selection of hotels in India equipped with shopping arcades that offer a myriad of merchandise to satisfy every tourist taste. So choose your favourite shopping destination and get going!!